Toronto will get money from the Martin government when pigs fly. I guess the festival will have to live without this new centre, but it seems to have done fine without it to this point.KGB said:TIFF is holding out for a federal gift of cash...something like $25 million I think. Better hope they hand it out soon...or kiss it goodbye.
But surely our Liberal pals would prefer to pump money into Montreal's festival, so they can surpass Toronto's. After all, Toronto's not allowed to have anything better than Montreal.KGB said:And Queen's Park has already ponied up their $25 million...feds will probably follow suit...the MP already went out and already said it was going to happen.
Of course the timing is also good for it now as well. TIFF is also just a good investment...It's tops in the world in it's field, and has global pull and recognition...a feather in anybody's cap...most would want to be affiliated with being a part of, or sponsering it....everybody, and mostly governments want to be seen going with a winner.